Adele Outsold Taylor Swift By More Than a Million Records in 2012




Adele’s 21 edged out Taylor Swift’s Red for the title of top-selling album of 2012. Well, edged out might be misleading. Adele pretty much blew everyone else out of the water for the second year in a row. More on that below along with Kendrick Lamar’s new video, details on Britney Spears’ next album, and a preview of Jack White’s episode of Austin City Limits.


Everyone Bought 21 Twice, Apparently
Adele’s 21 is offcially the top-selling album of 2012, making it the first record to top annual sales two 
years in a row since Michael Jackson’s Thriller accomplished the feat in 1983 and ’84. According to Nielsen SoundScan the album, which was released in Janurary 2011, sold 4.41 million copies in 2012 to follow the 5.82 million copies it sold in 2011. The album outshined Taylor Swift’s Red, which managed to rack up an impressive 3.11 million copies sold despite a late October release date. (See the full top 10 below.)

Gotye topped the list of the year’s top-selling digital singles with 6.8 million copies of “Somebody That I Used to Know” sold, and Carly Rae Jepsen followed him by moving 6.47 million copies of “Call Me Maybe.”

Top-Selling Albums of 2012
1. Adele, 21: 4.41 million
2. Taylor Swift, Red: 3.11 million
3. One Direction, Up All Night: 1.62 million
4. Mumford & Sons, Babel: 1.46 million
5. One Direction, Take Me Home: 1.34 million
6. Justin Bieber, Believe: 1.3 million
7. Carrie Underwood, Blown Away: 1.2 million
8. Luke Bryan, Tailgates & Tanlines: 1.1 million
9. Lionel Richie, Tuskegee: 1.07 million

10. Jason Aldean, Night Train: 1.02 millionvar linkwithin_site_id = 923767; Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

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